Duque de Viseu
The Wine: Duque de Viseu has been a benchmark for quality in the Dão region for 20 years. It’s a fitting name for one of the most emblematic wines of Quinta dos Carvalhais, paying homage to the first Duke of Viseu, Prince Dom Henrique (better known as Henry the Navigator). This sublime wine with royal roots has won many prizes over the years. It nevertheless makes unassumingly delicious everyday drinking.
Tasting Notes: Ruby-red in colour, the wine has an intense, appealing aroma, dominated by ripe red fruits and berry fruits, such as blackberries and blueberries, and vegetal notes that contribute freshness. On the palate, the power of the smooth tannins is immediately evident, the aromatic concentration well integrated with bright, fresh acidity. The finish is long and soft.
Winemaking: The different grape varieties were vinified separately. The grapes were destemmed and gently crushed. From the destemmer-crusher, the must was tranferred by gravity to stainless steel tanks, where fermentation took place over approximately six days with automatic temperature control and remontage. Finally, the wine was
transferred to storage tanks and the skins were pressed in pneumatic presses.
Maturation: After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank, a small part of the blend was selected to be aged in used oak barrels, where it remained for a period of 12 months. The remainder of the blend was left to mature in stainless steel tanks, regularly undergoing clarification and the controlled addition of small doses of oxygen to encourage maturation within the desired parameters.
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